virat

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/phca/) belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities.

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies invites applications for the part-time (50%) position of

CURATOR
 
to start on 1 May 2011 until further notice. The field of the position is philosophy. There is a four-month trial period for the position.
 
The curator will be responsible for the maintenance and development of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives in cooperation with the steering group, director and possible other employees of the Archives. 
 
The curator will be hired under the title of postdoctoral researcher. The qualification requirements shall be an applicable doctoral degree and the ability to conduct independent scholarly work. In addition, the position requires good competence in English, Swedish and Finnish as well as at least a good passive knowledge of German.  A qualification in library studies or an equivalent qualification and related work experience as well as experience of scholarly archives can be considered an asset.
 
The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.
 
The application must be accompanied by a CV and a list of publications compiled in accordance with the Academy of Finland instructions (http://www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/For-researchers/How-to-apply/Appendices/List-o...). The enclosures must be submitted in four copies.
 
Applications addressed to the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, to the following postal address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland, or by email: hy-kirjaamo(at)helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is 7 April 2011 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.
 
Further information may be obtained from Chancellor Ilkka Niiniluoto, tel. +359 9 191 22206, ilkka.niiniluoto(at)helsinki.fi, and from Jaana Gluschkoff , Head of Office, tel. +358 9 191 24519,  jaana.gluschkoff(at)helsinki.fi.
 
Helsinki 25 March 2011
University of Helsinki Central Administration
 
www.helsinki.fi/university
 
Utlysning av en doktorandtjänst i praktisk filosofi vid filosofiska institutionen,  Stockholms universitet, med sista ansökningsdag: 2011-04-15:

http://www.su.se/om-universitetet/lediga-anstallningar/platser-i-forskar...
 
Red Cross Nordic United World Colleges (RCNUWC)
Norway
Vacancies
Teaching Positions 2011

RCNUWC is a two year residential school for 200 scholarship students aged between 16 and 19 from more than 80 nations. All our students study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

For August 2011 we have the following temporary teaching vacancies due to leave of absence granted to current staff:

   * A teacher of Economics HL and SL (preferably with TOK) for one year only
   * A teacher of Philosophy HL and SL (with TOK) for one year with the possibility of a second year.
   * A teacher of Mathematics HL, SL,SL Studies for one year only.

All teachers take a full part in the Extra Academic programme and residential life of the college. Further details of these responsibilities can be obtained on request by email.

Applicants should send a letter of application, addressed to the Rektor, and a Curriculum Vitae (CV), which includes the names of two referees.

All communications should be sent by email to ac78jlaw(at)staff.rcnuwc.no

http://www.rcnuwc.no/about.html
 
2-year post-doc appointments at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University announces four 2-year post-doc appointments. Applications are invited in the following six research areas:
-Language and Cognition
- The Humanities and Information Technology
- Pre-Modern Studies
- Language Didactics
- Science, Technology and Environment
- Educations Didactics with History of Education

Candidates are eligible who have a PhD no more than three years old at the time of the application deadline and have not previously held a post-doc or post-doc like position.
Applications should include:
- a CV,
- a list of publications,
- a research plan comprising 5-8 pages.
One of the above research areas should be clearly cited in the application. If the project fits more than one area, that should be clearly cited in the application.
Each appointment will be placed at one of the departments or units at the Faculty of Arts. Interviews will be made as part of the selection process. The research must be carried out in Umeå.
For further information about the research areas, contact (by phone or e-mail):

Pär Sundström, phone +46 90 7865163 or Kirk Sullivan, phone +46 90 786 9549 (Language and Cognition)
Patrik Svensson (The Humanities and Information Technology), phone +46 70 397 8466
Jonas Carlquist (Pre-Modern Studies), phone +46 70 873 6299
Kirk Sullivan (Language Didactics), phone +46 90 786 9549
Jenny Eklöf (Science, Technology and Environment), phone+46 90 786 5456
Daniel Lindmark (Educations Didactics with History of Education), phone +46 90 786 6250

Applications that are sent electronically should be in word- or pdf-format.
Applications, marked with reference number 315-127-11 may be sent to jobb(a)umu.se (please cite the reference number in the subject line) or to: Umeå University, Registrator, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden, and must have arrived no later than March 21, 2011.
We look forward to receiving your application!

[This excerpt translates only the description of the area Language and Cognition, thus:]

Language and Cognition
Language and Cognition designates the cognitive science research environment at the faculty of Arts at Umeå University. Its centre of gravity is in the fields of philosophy and linguistics. Research areas in this environment include philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of language, linguistic and conceptual development, and semantics. We welcome projects in these areas, but also other projects that focus on issues concerning language, perception, thinking, memory and action. Please visit our webpage at: http://www.org.umu.se/kognition/eng.
Studiestöd för utbildning på forskarnivå i praktisk och teoretisk filosofi vid Filosofiska institutionen, Lunds universitet

Lunds universitet ledigkungör härmed följande studiestöd för utbildning på forskarnivå  med tillträdesdag den 1 september 2011.

1 studiestöd i praktisk filosofi (referensnummer 117)
Upplysningar: professor Wlodek Rabinowicz.

1 studiestöd i teoretisk filosofi (referensnummer 118)
Upplysningar: professor Erik J Olsson.


Allmänna upplysningar om anställningsvillkor, regelverk etc:
byrådirektör Jesper Olsson, Kansli HT.
Telefonnummer och e-postadresser återfinns via universitetets hemsida
http://www.lu.se.

Vid tillsättningen ska avseende främst fästas vid graden av förmåga att tillgodogöra sig utbildningen på forskarnivå. Alla ännu icke antagna sökande ska före  ansökan ha ett samtal om ett möjligt avhandlingsarbete med ämnesföreträdaren eller  motsvarande i det berörda ämnet. I samband med antagningen upprättas en individuell  studieplan. Bestämmelser för utbildningen på forskarnivå inom området för humaniora och teologi samt  allmänna studieplaner för respektive ämne finns på områdets hemsida
http://www.ht.lu.se.

*Behörighet*
Grundläggande behörighet att antas till utbildning på forskarnivå har
den som har antingen
1. avlagt en examen på avancerad nivå
2. fullgjort kursfordringar om minst 240 högskolepoäng, varav minst 60
högskolepoäng på avancerad nivå, eller
3. på något annat sätt inom eller utom landet förvärvat i huvudsak
motsvarande kunskaper Särskild behörighet för respektive ämnes utbildning på forskarnivå
framgår av de allmänna studieplanerna.

Övergångsbestämmelser: Den som före den 1 juli 2007 uppfyller kraven på grundläggande respektive särskild behörighet för tillträde till forskarutbildning, ska även därefter anses ha grundläggande respektive särskild  behörighet för tillträde till utbildning på forskarnivå.

*Ansökningshandlingar*
Ansökan ska ske på blankett som tillhandahålls på Kansli HT samt på områdets hemsida
http://www.ht.lu.se/doktorand/ansoekan-och-antagning.

Till ansökan skall bifogas:
- dokumentation av studier på grundnivå och avancerad nivå (Ladok-utdrag eller motsvarande)
- uppsatser/examensarbeten på grundnivå och avancerad nivå;
- förteckning över övriga relevanta meriter av pedagogisk och administrativ art
- artiklar, rapporter och föredrag av vetenskaplig karaktär som har relevans för ämnet
- i förekommande fall dokumenterade språkkunskaper relevanta för utbildningen på forskarnivå
- individuell studieplan (för redan antagna)
- motivering för ansökan till utbildning på forskarnivå samt ämnes- och projektbeskrivning (max 1 500 ord).


Ansökningsblanketten skickas till Registrator, Kansli HT, Box 117, 221
00 Lund eller lämnas till Registrator, Kansli HT, Sölvegatan 14A, Lund. Kopia av  ansökningsblanketten tillsammans med en uppsättning av samtliga åberopade handlingar  skickas samtidigt till aktuell institution enligt ovan.
Ansökan, inklusive åberopade handlingar, skall vara inkommen senast tisdagen den 1 mars 2011.

Ange tydligt på avsedd plats i ansökan vilket ämne och vilket eller vilka referensnummer ansökan avser.

Ansökningshandlingarna arkiveras i enlighet med Riksarkivets bestämmelser i två år.

***

Lund University invites applications for the following studentships at the Department of  Philosophy with the starting date of 1 September 2011:

1 doctoral studentship in Practical Philosophy (reg. No 117)
For information, please contact Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz
Wlodek Rabinowicz <Wlodek.Rabinowicz(a)fil.lu.se>

1 doctoral studentship in Theoretical Philosophy (reg. No 118)
For information, please contact Professor Erik J Olsson
erik_j.olsson(a)fil.lu.se


For information on general terms of employment, regulations etc., please contact Senior Administrative Officer Jesper Olsson, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology. Telephone numbers and email addresses are available on the University’s website,
http://www.lu.se.

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from research studies. Before submitting an application, all candidates must discuss a potential research project with the contact person (subject representative) in the  relevant subject. On admission an individual study plan is established. The regulations for research studies at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology and general syllabi for each subject are available at the faculties’ website http://www.lu.se (in Swedish).

Eligibility
A person has basic eligibility for research (third-cycle) studies if he or she
1. has taken a second-cycle qualification
2. has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits,
including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle, or
3. has acquired essentially corresponding knowledge in Sweden or abroad. Special eligibility for research studies in each subject is specified in the relevant general syllabus.
Transitional provision: A person who fulfils the requirements for basic and special eligibility for admission to research studies before 1 July 2007 will also be considered to have basic and special eligibility for admission to research studies after that date.

Application
The application must be submitted on the form that is available at the Faculty Office or on the faculties’ website,
http://www.ht.lu.se/doktorand/ansoekan-och-antagning.
The application must include:
- records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)
- first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects
- a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications
- scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject
- where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for research studies
- individual study plan (for applicants already admitted)
- statement of intent for research studies, including a subject and project proposal (1500 words max).

The application is to be sent to Registrator, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, or submitted in person at the Registrar’s Office, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology, Sölvegatan 14A, Lund. A copy of the application, including all documents referred to in the application, must also be sent to the relevant department, as specified above. The application, including attachments, must reach the Registrar’s Office no later than Tuesday, 1 March 2011. The subject and relevant registration number(s) must be clearly indicated in the  appropriate places.

Applications are filed for two years, in accordance with the Swedish National Archives  regulations.
 
Jyväskylän yliopistossa on haettavana avoimia paikkoja psykologian laitoksella ja yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitoksella:

Yliopistonlehtorin tai yliopistotutkijan 3-6 tehtävää, tutkijatohtorin 4-8 tehtävää ja tohtorikoulutettavan 7-9 tehtävää / Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta. Lisätietoja paikoista löytyy osoitteesta:

https://www.jyu.fi/ajankohtaista/arkisto/2010/12/tiedote-2010-12-16-15-22-07-009031
 
 
There are vacant positions in philosophy at the university of Bergen, Norway.

Deadline is February 5th:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=71679
 
Filosofiska institutionen vid Stockholms universitet utlyser en forskarassistenttjänst i praktisk filosofi. Sista ansökningsdatum är 31 januari 2011. Se
http://www.su.se/pub/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=11535&a=87861
 
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a permanent position as associate professor in philosophy beginning 1 February 2012 or as soon as possible hereafter.

AOS: Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

More information about the position can be found here:

http://www.offentlige-stillinger.dk/sites/cfml/kbhuni/kbhuniVis.cfm?plug...
 
PhD-position: Ethics of Persuasive Technologies

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Section of Philosophy and Ethics of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vacancy for a PhD in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology (1.0 fte) within the NWO-project: ‘Persuasive Technology, Allocation of Control, and Social Values – Ethical Aspects of Persuasive Technologies’.

The position is part of a larger research grant in the “Socially Responsible Innovation” program of NWO (Dutch Scientific Council) and will include researchers from psychology, philosophy and mechanical engineering.

Project description

The ethical part of the project addresses moral issues that arise when using persuasive technology. Persuasive Technologies are technologies that are intentionally designed to change the attitude and or behavior of individuals. These types of technologies raise various ethical questions, many of which have to do with a conflict between the individual values of human agents and the social values that these technologies aim to promote. The philosophical part of our research will study the ethical issues of technological ‘persuasion’. The main research question is: What are morally acceptable means of technological ‘persuasion’?

The ethical questions we consider are prompted by the technological case study, which concerns energy-saving in truck-driving. However, most of these ethical issues are of a general nature. The ethical project thus starts from the level of the concrete technological case and moves on to the level of general ethical principles and design guidelines. This will be specifically relevant for the social, political and legal aspects of persuasive technology and for the public debate about it.

Another important dimension of the project is creating and conceptualizing relationships between psychological research, philosophy and design.  For this reason, candidates with an interest in philosophy of psychology or empirical philosophy are encouraged to apply.

(For more information see the extended project description:
here)<http://w3.ieis.tue.nl/en/groups/pe/research/philosophyethics_of_technology/research_programme/persuasive_technology/>

Requirements

Tasks

The PhD student is expected to do both supervised and unsupervised research, write a PhD thesis and research papers on ethical issues regarding persuasive technologies, and participate in activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. A small part of the position may involve teaching in courses offered by the section. Active cooperation in the interdisciplinary setting of the project (which involves research in psychology and mechanical engineering) is required.

Qualifications

·     Your prior studies and current interests prepare you to do research on and write a thesis on ethical issues related to development and usage of persuasive technologies.

·     In particular, you have a Master degree in philosophy, with a proven interest in ethics and technology, or a Master degree in engineering science, with a proven interest in ethical issues.

·     You aspire to further academic development, you possess excellent analytical skills and you know how to make contact outside your immediate working environment.

·     You must have sufficient knowledge of the English language.

Appointment and salary

We offer:

·     a full-time temporary appointment for a period of 4 years;

·     a gross monthly salary of € 2042 during the first year up to € 2612 during the fourth year of the appointment;

·     a holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary and an end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;

·     a PhD program of 1,000 course hours, suited to the specific needs of the candidate;

Information

·     Additional information about this position can be obtained from Dr. Andreas
Spahn <http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/people/spahn_andreas/>
a.spahn(at)tue.nl. Further general information: Mrs. Caren van Overdijk pz.ieis(at)tue.nl. More information about the MVI program and the research done at the Section Philosophy and Ethics of Technology may be found at:
http://w3.ieis.tue.nl/en/groups/aw/research/philosophyethics_of_technolo...

·     More information on the research at the 3TUCentre for Ethics and Technology may be found at: http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/research/projects/

Application

Applications should be received by 21st  October 2010.

You can apply online
(here<http://jobs.tue.nl/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3085&p_web_page_id=115688&p_no_apply=Y&p_show=Y&p_seo=noindex>). Please upload your application letter with motivation for application, a recent, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and contact details of (at least) two referees, and a sample of written work.

Interviews will be held on 29th October 2010 (expected date). As part of an equal
opportunity scheme, women are explicitly requested to apply.
 
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